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Golf: Lee shoots 66 for Maekyung Open lead

South Korea's Lee Kyoung-hoon fired a six-under-par 66 on Friday to grab a two-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the US$1 million GS Caltex Maekyung Open.

SEOUL: South Korea's Lee Kyoung-Hoon fired a six-under-par 66 on Friday to grab a two-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the US$1 million GS Caltex Maekyung Open.

Lee sits at ten-under in the OneAsia event at the par-72 Namseoul Country Club and would be taking a bigger lead into the weekend if it wasn't for a stunning 64 by compatriot Park Jun-Won.

Park is alone in second place after the lowest round of the tournament so far over the 6,943-yard course on the southern outskirts of the South Korean capital.

Kim Woo-hyun (68) and Australian Scott Hend (66) are at seven-under, while Park Sang-hyun (66) is fifth, a shot further back.

Lee is familiar with Namseoul having played the course dozens of times while a member of the Korean national amateur team that won Gold at the Asian Games in 2010.

"It is a big advantage for me as I have played here so often," the 22-year-old said in comments released by the organisers.

"My putting has been very good, particularly from around 10 feet. These greens are very tough so you have to putt very well if you want to score here," he added.

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